Mabuhay Nights: A pop-up series featuring Filipino food with a new host restaurant each month

The Filipino Food Movement Australia enjoyed success at its inaugural event last month and is back again.  It’s an organisations of foodies, business owners and local area community members championing the culture and cuisine from the islands of the Philippines.   It’s an opportunity to explore the rich tapestry of cuisine in the great dining landscape of Sydney focusing on the underdog of asian cuisine through discovery, connection and affiliation.

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“Mabuhay” is a filipino expression used in a number of ways used to welcome someone, say hello or praise life.  Mabuhay Nights is a series of pop-ups hosted at one of the Filipino restaurants who will show off their kitchen prowess in standalone degustations that will focus on a particular region or ingredient of the Philippines.   Taking provincial ideas from the Filipino culinary ancestry, the Chefs will modernise them, reflecting today’s modern Filipino community, 250,000 who now call Australia home.

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In honour of Philippine Independance day (12 June), join The Filipino Food Movement alongside Guest Head Chef Nina Cruz from Sizzling Fillo and Guest Head Chef Pierre Marie Lucente from Chicago Jones in a 6 course dinner using traditional seasonings and flavours complemented with the finest locally sourced Australian produce.  

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The history of Filipino food is multifacted with culinary influences tied to its colonial history.  Elements of Spain, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese and American are evident across the many dishes and its variations across 10 of the country’s distinct ethno-linguistic groups. .

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WHEN: Monday 17 June 2019 – 7pm
WHERE: Pop Up Location: Sizzling Fillo 36 Railway Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141

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